Murata is a digital artist that uses video and computer animation that come from simple forms. The works are hand drawn and then aided by computer to exacting manipulations in the errors of code in digital video technology. He says that his parent’s careers as architects made him more aware of the spaces around him and he was working with. Combining animations, studio art, sound, and illusions into his work excites him. I see this with the geometrical inspirations in his pieces combined with bright colors.
I appreciate the work he puts into his art, but I find some of the pieces slightly unsettling and creepy, as a majority of the pieces have an eerie feeling to them. This is probably because he cites horror movies as an influence. One of the pieces that I found very unsettling is Gumbone and Coke just because the supposed to be trumpet seems very grotesque to me because it reminds me of human flesh/insides. I like the color choices of the piece and the simplicity, however I cannot get past the uneasy feeling. Despite the slightly uncomfortable undertones there were pieces of Murata’s work that I did like, such as Deep Blue. I like Deep Blue because there are a lot of bright and enjoyable colors reminded me of the aftermath of a fun time. Melter 3D was very interesting to me because of the texture and the concept behind it. By the object spinning it creates kinetic energy that makes the object appear like it is melting. This piece made me happy because after reading about his influences and what he focuses on, I thought this installation was a perfect representation of what is infused in the art and the background behind it.